Kid Vector by Uncade is a side scrolling psychedelic platformer, with a ton of visual charm and addictive gameplay. Players face a tough, but entertaining challenge by dodging falling spikes and avoid roaming space worms in this flashy iOS adventure.
What’s apparent right away in Kid Vector are the smooth, responsive controls – a critical aspect of any action game. There are left and right buttons for movement, and a dedicated jump button on the right. But just because the controls are simple, doesn’t mean the game is. There are tons of obstacles in every level of Kid Vector to get past, like spiked balls, fiery obstacles, and tiny platforms requiring lots of patience and precision.
Along with obstacles thrown at players by the layout of the stage, there’s also different enemies that must be avoided. Whether it’s a space worm that forces players into tiny nooks, a UFO that attempts to abduct the character or a fire-spewing dragon, there’s always something lurking around the neon corner. Thankfully, Vector is a hardcore platformer with a softer side – there are checkpoints scattered throughout the level to alleviate some of the frustrations of death.
Another big plus to Kid Vector are the graphics. It’s bright with colorful flashes and plenty of geometric movement that suck players into the screen. Just like the controls, the layout and graphics are practices in minimalism - but in this game, less is definitely more.
There are only 15 levels to Kid Vector right now which is a bummer because by the time players can perfect their movement and jumps, the game is over. There are three separate objectives to finish in each level, and since it’s nearly impossible to finish two at a time, there is still some replay value after its beaten.
Kid Vector (universal) is a refreshing twist to most of the cartoonish platformers available in the App Store today. It may not be the longest or fanciest title in the store, but it’s a challenging, entertaining title with a funky visual design.